Charging the iPhone 3G when planning a trip to Turkmenistan

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your iPhone 3G with a Turkmen power outlet using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F power adapter, how to power the iPhone 3G using a 3 pin Type B power charger and how to power the iPhone 3G using a 2 pin Type C power charger

Turkmen power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. The following useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your iPhone 3G when travelling to Turkmenistan using the Type C, B or F 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are travelling to Turkmenistan from another region ensure your iPhone 3G can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your iPhone 3G is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging. These instructions assume that you are running Apple iOS 4 or greater on the iPhone 3G.

Charging the iPhone 3G in Turkmenistan

Can you use the iPhone 3G in Turkmenistan?

Yes, you can connect the iPhone 3G to a Turkmen power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Turkmenistan?

If you are travelling with more than your iPhone 3G or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Turkmenistan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Turkmens use three different types of wall outlets (types C, B and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your iPhone 3G can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Turkmen trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkmenistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the iPhone 3G, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Turkmenistan using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Turkmenistan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the iPhone 3G in Turkmenistan?

Powering the iPhone 3G with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the iPhone 3G from a Turkmen power outlet with a 30-pin connector with a Type B USB charger.

  1. To charge the iPhone 3G from a Turkmen power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (usually supplied with your iPhone 3G).
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Turkmen power outlet. This power supply, technically called the Type B power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin. Please note power cords with type B sockets which are rated at only 125 V shouldn't be used so we recommend checking first.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which should take roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 3G with a Turkmen power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Turkmen power outlet

Using the Apple USB 30-pin connector with a Type C USB charger to charge your iPhone 3G with a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 3G from a Turkmen power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your device by Apple.
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Switch on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right corner of the phone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is charging which typically takes roughly 60 to 240 minutes to fully recharge to full capacity.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Turkmen power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Turkmen power outlet

Using a 30-pin Apple cable and a 2 pin Type F USB charger to recharge your iPhone 3G with a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the iPhone 3G using the Turkmen power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5], usually supplied with your iPhone 3G.
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Turkmen power outlet. This sunken round power outlet (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [8]) can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB to Apple 30 pin cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3G dock connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 3G.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right hand corner of your cellphone will display a charge icon to indicate that the iPhone 3G is powering up and takes around 1-4 hours to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 3G from a Turkmen power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkmenistan - Turkmen country page on Wikipedia
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/0/MA616/en_US/iPhone_iOS3.1_User_Guide.pdf - Official iPhone 3G user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  4. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters